In our interview with Ryan Star
, he told us the story of this song: "I'm not a creepy guy or anything like that, but yesterday I was in the park, and I Twittered a picture of these two kids, they must have been tenth grade. And they were lying on the grassy knoll, it was like out of a storybook. And I'm watching them and trying not to be such a perv, but I'm rooting for the kid. I'm like, 'Go for second base, man, you can do it! Go for it! This is your time, this is it!' (laughs) And it was such an awesome thing to see.
And 'Last Train Home' is that. 'Last Train Home' is the most autobiographical song on the record, but I try not to say that too much because I don't want people to think I'm a bad guy. (laughs) But I fell in love with a girl a bit younger than me, and now as I get older the age difference isn't so hard. But when you're kids, a few years can be the trick. And literally, I use that for inspiration. The mother of this person in the song, she says to me, 'It wasn't the dad
that said stay away from my daughter, it was the mom.
' Now that we're all cool, she felt slighted that I didn't give her credit. (laughs) Her mom called my mom up and said, 'I'm calling the cops on your son. This is crazy!' But we were sneaking around and having young love and nothing could stop us, and it was pure and it was real, and I was a gentleman. And that was the story behind 'Last Train Home.'"